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LA4014 - Clinical Legal Studies

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office

Available to students enrolled in the second last or last year of LLB studies, on application as a quota applies.

This subject involves several components, namely, a theory/instruction component; clinical/practical component and a reflective component. Theory/instruction will take approximately 26 hours in the first four weeks of semester and will be conducted at the Townsville Community Legal Service Inc. Students will receive instruction regarding file management; office procedures; confidentiality; professional standards and ethics and client interview techniques. Clinical/practical will involve the student as an observer in real client interviews; and as an adviser in both supervised and unsupervised interviews. This component also takes into account general file management the drafting of file memos and letters of advice. This component is expected to take up to 40 hours. It is expected that the students will attend the Community Legal Centre up to one day per fortnight.Some flexibility is required from students regarding attendance times. Details will be shown in the subject outline.

Prerequisites: (LA1105 or LA2011) and (LA1106 or LA2012) and [LA2015 and LA2016) and (LA2017 or LA1005) and (LA2018 or LA1004) and (LA2019 or LA1011) and (LA2020 or LA1012) and LA3006 and LA3011 and (LA3013 or LA3014) and (LA3105 or LA2014)


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Professor Stephen Graw
Workload expectations:
  • 40 hours practicals
Assessment: client interviewing, professional log, policy submission, written advices, letters, file memos etc.
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.